BOSTON - Garin Cecchini was called up to take the spot of Grady Sizemore, who was designated for assignment.
It was Cecchini's second trip to the big leagues in the last few weeks, having spent a day here earlier in the month before returning to Pawtucket.
"It was kind of a weight lifted off my shoulders (the first time),'' he said, "just that I got here, my family got to see my first hit and we got a win.''
Cecchini conceded that he had "no idea,'' how the Sox planned to use him.
"I'm just going to be here, bring a good attitude and try to help the Boston Red Sox win games,'' said Cecchini. "It's a dream come true. I'm wearing the Red Sox uniform. I might get a chance to get in a game and help the defending world champions and that's all that matters.''
Outfielder Andres Torres, signed last week by the Red Sox to a minor league deal, is working out at Lowell, but has yet to take part in a game.
"He didn't get spring training,'' said Cherington. "He was working out but he wasn't really doing full baseball activities so he's still in that (preparation) phase and getting ready for games.''
Cherington estimated that Torres would need "certainly weeks, not months. But I can't put an exact timetable on it.''